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Blinder’s Blinders

In a recent WSJ article, Princeton professor Alan Blinder, formerly vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, ruminates on the decline in productivity growth in the past couple of years. He methodically runs through various possible explanations for the slowdown. Is … Continue reading

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Fed Survey: Obamacare Impedes Hiring, Curbs Wage Gains

Although Chair Yellen is still mum on the topic, Federal Reserve economists have belatedly started to study the impact of Obamacare on employment and wages. Economists in three regions (San Francisco, Philadelphia, New York) used identical questions to survey employers … Continue reading

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Has Yellen Heard of Obamacare?

In this week’s Barron’s Randall W. Forsyth, citing research by Stephanie Pomboy’s Macro Mavens, makes a point I have been making for a few years. Supposedly strong employment gains in recent months, Pomboy notes, consist largely of part time jobs. … Continue reading

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CBO Highlights ObamaCare’s Assault on Social Mobility

The new CBO Report further underscores a point we have been making for several years—Obamacare hurts employment growth in many ways: CBO concludes that the equivalent of nearly 2.5 million jobs will not be filled because if you earn too … Continue reading

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“If you like your current plan and doctor, vote Republican” – 13 Reasons Why ObamaCare Will Be Repealed

That is not a bold prediction, just common sense.  To address a limited problem—40 million people lacked health insurance, often by their own choosing—the ACA screwed up the entire U.S. health insurance and healthcare systems, severely damaging the economy in … Continue reading

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Will the Ivy League Rescue Obamacare?

President Barack Obama has no more ardent and loyal fans than the faculty and staff of Ivy League universities.  According to Fox News, 98% of their donations in the 2012 presidential election went to Obama. (Thank goodness for diversity initiatives!) … Continue reading

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Obamacare Hits the Fan – and Creates a Stock Market Bubble?

Obamacare could create a stock market bubble because it will restrain job growth and prompt the Fed to maintain super-easy monetary conditions despite an improving global economy. The law was conceived in deception.  Never just a way to procure health … Continue reading

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SEC Charges HHS and Kathleen Sebelius for Botched Rollout of Affordable Care Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2013-207 Washington D.C., Dec. 30, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and its Head, Kathleen Sebelius, for their roles in the botched rollout of the Affordable … Continue reading

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Revolt Against the Elites

Something big and fundamental is happening in America—a broad-based revolt of ordinary citizens against Washington elites, left and right.  Elite arrogance and ineptitude across a multiplicity of issues has provoked the unwashed masses beyond the Beltway.  Let us count the … Continue reading

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Implications of a Part-Time America

Economists are slowly, belatedly noticing how Obamacare will shift the U.S. labor force toward part-time work, something I have been writing about for a few years.  The obvious avenue is the 50/30 rule–employers must provide insurance if they employ 50 … Continue reading

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